Ethernet cable problem

By Francis Sika
Mar 1, 2014
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  1. Hi,
    Recently I factory reset my windows 8 meta box, but in the reset it also got rid of all my drives, so I went to the meta box website and got all the drivers again, but when I try to connect to my wireless internet, nothing pops up, so I press trouble shoot then it says that I need a Ethernet cable to connect to the internet, and it won't let me change to wireless.
    P.S. The windows I am on is windows 8 pro build 9200

    Thank you.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    Typical conflict; Need to use Either wired OR wifi but not both.
    Disable the wired nic and then try to get a wifi connection - - be sure to enable the slide switch (usually on laptops).
  3. Francis Sika

    Francis Sika Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry I'm not so great with computers can you tell me how to disable the wired nic, and on the meta box witch is have there is no side switch.

    By the way, when I go to control panel-view network connections, all that comes up is Bluetooth network and Ethernet
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 1, 2014
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    Look under Device Manager
  5. Francis Sika

    Francis Sika Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    All I have in my device manager is:
    Audio inputs and outputs
    Batteries
    Biometric devices
    Bluetooth
    Computer
    Disk drives
    Display adapters
    DVD/cd-rom drives
    IDE ata/Atapi controller
    Imaging devices
    Keyboards
    Memory technology devices
    Mice and other pouting devices
    Monitors
    network adapter
    Other devices
    Print queues
    Processors
    Security devices
    Sound, video game controllers
    Storage controllers
    System devices
    Universal Serial Bus controllers.

    Which one?
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    Network adapter, expand by clicking on the [+]
    If you see a yellow flag, then that one needs a driver


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